Where was God in
Charleston ? If you canâ€™t remember what transpired last week, here is a quick
reminder; but before I do that let me take this opportunity to pass my heart-felt condolences to all those who lost their lives and their loved ones. A young man
of Caucasian origin, the killer, made his way to a Charleston church where a group
of black believers had congregated for a bible study. He thought they were a
menace in his community, and he decided to do something about it. He spent over
an hour in the church,pretending to be keenly following the bible study session, then unleashed
his hatred on them and killed nine of them on the spot . After carrying out the
horrific murders, with a gun supposedly purchased by his parent as a birthday
gift, he took off. This resulted in a manhunt that lasted for a few hours
before he was finally arrested in a
Now with your
memory refreshed letâ€™s dig deeper into this question; Where was God??? All my
life I have been made to believe that God is all powerful and has the power to
do anything and that He knows us before we are born and knows everything that
we will do in our lifetime.
But if what you and
I have been taught about the all-powerful God ,what we are still being taught
up to the moment, and what was most likely being taught that unfortunate
day in that church, holds any water or is even accurate, then why did God let it
How did a powerful God let the killings of
innocent souls happen, and in church more so?
For over an
hour as the killer was warming the church bench and planning their massacre, why did God not use His
power to change his mind and make him reciprocate the love that he was been
accorded by his victims?
Why did God decide to ignore the prayers of the
innocent souls who were worshiping him, in favor of the murdererâ€™s wish?
Why did God let someone take innocent lives away
from people who loved Him but saved the murdererâ€™s life?
If God knew us before we were born, then God knew
that this young killer would one day take the lives of other people for over 21
years and ignored it?
know that the nine people attending bible study that day were going to be
harmed, and watched it happen?
I could go on, but I will stop before I go too
Iâ€™m aware that this might invoke some strong
feelings, and you might be tempted to judge me for going outside the norm and questioning
religion, but I have chosen not to fit in the norm category if it means not satisfying
my curiosity and seeking understanding of things. So if you feel so inclined to
judge, go ahead and donâ€™t restrain yourself.
Shannon L. Alder
once said â€œWhen you give yourself
permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have
peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you
to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.â€ That being said, I
have decided to take heed of this advice and put a voice on my soul by not
being cowered from speaking my mind in order to fit in or be loved.
But before you point your cursor to
close this article, i want you to seriously think where God was during the
massacre in Charleston ? Did he let it happen? If he did why?...
If you feel like
sharing your thoughts on the issue you are welcomed to do so.